Finnair is currently holding a fare sale to select European cities ex-Singapore where you’re able to get a round trip economy class ticket starting from S$774 via Zuji. There are also sale fares available with Finnair on their website but these will cost you about S$20-S$30 more in the dates that I’ve checked.
Here are the cities that are participating in this promotion :
Amsterdam, Barcelona, Budapest, Dublin, Edinburgh, Gdansk, Geneva, Krakow, London, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Málaga, Prague, Rome, Tallinn,Vienna, Warsaw.
Bookings must be made by 4 April 2018 and travel must be completed by 30 June 2018.
Generally fares are below S$800 round trip to all the cities on offer, I’ve listed them down below for your reference :
- Amsterdam -S$774
- Dublin -S$778
- Edinburgh -S$785
- London -S$781
- Manchester -S$794
- Rome -S$774
- Barcelona -S$779
- Prague -S$778
- Warsaw -S$779
These sale fares tie in nicely with the upcoming June school holidays and doing a random check for availability during the school holiday period still gives me the sale fare of about S$781 to London. Note that your fare may vary according to the dates you’re searching for. On the outbound leg to London, your transit time would be an eye watering 9 hours in Helsinki, so do take note of that should you decide to go ahead with these fares.
If you’re concerned about the kind of aircraft that you’ll be getting, you’ll be glad to know that Finnair flies their Airbus A350-900 to Singapore. Their A350-900 aircraft has economy class laid out in a 3-3-3 configuration, similar to all operators of the A350 family. Seat width is at 18 inches, similar to what every airline operating the A350 is offering. I’ve taken the A350 on Qatar laid out in a 3-3-3 configuration with seat width at 18 inches and found it very comfortable.
I wouldn’t worry so much about the intra-Europe legs given how short it is. If you’re lucky however, you might get to fly on the A350 even on the short hop to London from Helsinki as well.
Mileage accrural rates
These tickets are booked into fare class “W” and will earn you 25% Finnair Plus points should you credit it to Finnair Plus. You can also credit them to British Airways Executive Club, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, AAdvantage or Enrich to earn 25% of the total miles flown. Personally, I’ll credit these to British Airways Executive Club should I take advantage of this excellent fare to grow my Avios pool.
Which cards to use?
Using your DBS Woman’s World card should net you 4mpd on Zuji for your first S$2,000 spend on the card each month. Alternatively, the DBS Altitude would earn you 3mpd for the first S$5,000 spent on hotels and airline bookings done online.
Alternatively if you have somehow maxed out these cards, the Maybank Horizon (min $300 retail spend a month on anything) and the HSBC Revolution cards would earn you 2mpd.